Our Guides

Our guides are some of the best to be found in Montana, or anywhere in the world. With years of experience in their particular field, our guides are selected not just for their outdoor experience, their love of what they do, or their enthusiasm for teaching others the finer points of their particular passion. Our guides are also selected because they enjoy people and teaching them the finer points of outdoor adventures almost as much as they do the oars that crease their palms, the sky that colors their face, or the seasons that delineate their lives.

At Backdoor Outfitters, are guides are one of our most valuable resources. Come spend a day or two with guides that have been involved in the outdoor recreation game their entire lives. Discover why those that float, pedal or hike this paradise we call Montana with Backdoor Outfitters and their guides, rarely find one trip enough to fill their plate… and prefer to return year after year.

Andrew Hettick

  At 28, Andrew is the youngest guide at Backdoor Outfitters, but don’t let his age fool you. With a passion or outdoor sports that began as a child growing up in the Bitterroot Valley, he is an accomplished outdoorsman. Andrew became especially passionate about the art of fly fishing while attending Montana State University in Bozeman,…

Kurt High

Kurt has fished western Montana rivers for more than 30 years, and gladly shares this knowledge with the people who float with him. Our nickname at Backdoor Outfitters for Kurt is ‘versatile’… since he caught his first Steelhead on a fly at age 14, was run up a tree by a Montana moose at 16,…

John Cook

Co-owner of Backdoor Outfitters with wife Suzanne, John Cook has turned an ongoing love affair with the outdoors into his business. A graduate of Wildlife Biology from Central Washington University, John spent ten years working for the Washington Dept. of Fisheries before moving to Alaska and serving a stint with the National Marine Fisheries Service.…